Recognising the expertise of our membership, The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) was asked to respond to the Department for Transport (DfT) proposals for “improving signage at private level crossings."
Whilst Britain has one of the safest railways in Europe for both passengers and rail staff, private crossings represent a particular risk. The aim of the document is to propose a simpler, modern and more user-friendly set of signs which should help to reduce these risks.
The IRSE formed an expert working group led by president Andy Knight to provide a considered opinion on the proposals. The group have responded to six key questions presented by the DfT to offer an informed, professional opinion of the proposal, appropriate to the importance of the issue.
You can view the full text of the Institution's response via this link